One important thing that hasn’t changed in a semester of the pandemic is the arrival of new faculty members. They come with new ideas, research problems and classes. Their importance in sustaining existing strengths and guiding Duke toward new areas of excellence can’t be underestimated.
Scholars across Duke are working to expand humanity’s understanding of the ocean, consistent with the university’s mission to seek solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. From the Marine Lab at the Nicholas School of the Environment to the Fuqua School of Business, and from Duke Law to the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke researchers are working on the complex regulations governing the use of the ocean, and studying the impact of industry on its teeming diversity of life.
Fresh ideas drive universities, and one essential source for these are new faculty members across the university. They come at the junior and senior faculty levels, ready with new ideas and approaches to build on existing academic strengths and to assist Duke in moving forward into new strategic areas.